Senators Stabenow, Levin Announce Fire Prevention Grant for the Michigan Public Health Institute

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin today announced support for the Michigan Public Health Institute in Okemos to help increase public safety through fire prevention and preparedness. This $424,346 grant comes through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Fire Prevention and Safety Program.

"Today's announcement is great news for communities across the state," said Stabenow. "Organizations like the Michigan Public Health Institute play a critical role in fire prevention and preparedness, and they rely on this support to help keep our families safe."

"The Michigan Public Health Institute has played a vital role in spearheading a wide range of community-based health solutions across the state," said Levin. "This grant will help MPHI continue its vital work in the area of injury prevention."

The Assistance to Firefighters Grant program is part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). These competitive grants will help enhance public safety through activities such as fire prevention education and awareness. More information about the grant can be found at